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In Today’s Issue

  • Delaying Gratification Depends as Much on Nurture as on Nature
  • University’s Kearns Center Celebrates Two Milestones
  • Orthopaedist Honored at International Athena Event
  • Funding Workshop for Humanities, Social Sciences
  • Talk: ‘AIDS as an Epidemic of Globalization’
  • Volunteers Needed for Two Flu Vaccine Studies
  • Safety Corner: Respiratory Protection Program
  • Workshop Covers Relaxation Techniques
  • Pilates Class Starts Oct. 24

News and Announcements

Delaying Gratification Depends as Much on Nurture as on Nature
For the past four decades, the “marshmallow test” has served as a classic experimental measure of children’s self-control. A new Rochester study demonstrates that being able to delay gratification is influenced as much by the environment as by innate ability. Read more...

University’s Kearns Center Celebrates Two Milestones
This October, the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering will mark the 10th anniversary of its founding and the 20th anniversary of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which is housed at the center. The center also celebrates three new grants totaling $3.9 million for its Upward Bound and McNair programs. Two events during Meliora Weekend will recognize the center’s decade of success. Read more...

Orthopaedist Honored at International Athena Event
Judith Baumhauer, professor of orthopaedics and winner of the 2012 Rochester Athena Award, was selected from a pool of more than 6,000 past and present Athena award recipients as one of 30 for special recognition at the Athena International Leadership Summit in Chicago. Read more...

Funding Workshop for Humanities, Social Sciences
Faculty, advanced graduate students, and postdoctoral associates are invited to an information session on extramural funding for the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The workshop, sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Jason Rhody, program officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities, will speak via interactive webcast. A dinner and faculty panel discussion will follow. RSVP by Oct. 15. 

Talk: ‘AIDS as an Epidemic of Globalization’
Lina Meruane, a Latin American fiction writer and professor at New York University, presents “Viral Voyages, or AIDS as an Epidemic of Globalization” at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Volunteers Needed for Two Flu Vaccine Studies
Rochester researchers seeking to protect people from potential flu pandemics in the future are looking for volunteers to help them better understand how flu vaccines work. Read more...

Safety Corner: Respiratory Protection Program
The Occupational Safety Unit of Environmental Health and Safety reminds the University community that the Respiratory Protection Program applies to all respirator users—both those required to wear respiratory protection and those who choose to wear a respirator voluntarily for reasons of comfort when it is not required. The program applies to both medical and non-medical work. Users are encouraged to periodically review the program online. Read more...

Workshop Covers Relaxation Techniques
Well-U, in partnership with Strong EAP, will provide a “Guided Imagery Relaxation Experience” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), Medical Center. Employees will be introduced to several relaxation techniques and all attendees will receive a free yoga mat. Enroll online.

Pilates Class Starts Oct. 24
The Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center will host a four-week Pilates session on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m., starting Oct. 24. The cost is $24 for non-members and $18 for members. Read more...

Oct. 12, 2012
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Event Highlight
Meliora Weekend and Eastman Weekend

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 5)
UR Ramps Up Focus on Digital Media Studies
The University is building a multimillion-dollar facility for its new interdisciplinary major in digital media studies, and this Meliora Weekend it will hold a symposium to look more deeply into its new area of study. “The Humanities, Artistic Expression and the Digital Age: Innovation and Opportunities” will explore how the study of the humanities has become intertwined with and influenced by technology.

Innovation Trail (Oct. 10)
$1.9 Million Each to Syracuse, Rochester for High-Tech Job Growth
New York’s senators have secured nearly $3.8 million in federal funding for new high-tech manufacturing public-private partnerships in Syracuse and Rochester. Rochester is receiving almost the exact same amount for a Regional Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Accelerator. It’s a project of the University, NYSTAR, and High Tech Rochester Inc.

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